Innovation Pays, Currencies, The Alternative Way
In the face of the cashless (digi-credits) system the technocrats want to bring in, within the EU/UK/USA and other parts of the world under the control of the anglosphere, there are some excellent examples of alternative systems and currencies that have sprung up in the last few years. Of course the age old money gold & silver is number 1 for numerous people, and in the traditional societies where it is a store of wealth as in India and Turkey, a family’s gold is their savings
Greece the worst affected country to date within the EU crisis zone, and suffering unbearable austerity,is developing new systems.Bartering is one, an age old way of exchanging goods, and also alternative currencies actually encouraged by some politicians.
In a small port named Volos, unemployment was rising the economy was bad and there were no euros. So what did the locals do? They gathered together and formed TEM, agreeing between them this local currency by which they could trade their skills between each other for tangibles. It has taken off and others including the UK are looking on with interest to see how austeritized people can get themselves out of depression. Media and major newspapers are following the progress.
The Greek police union has threatened to arrest international officials for attempting to foist even more misery on the nation. But that has not deterred the EU or the predatory IMF and World Bank from pursuing the same trajectory — saddling citizens and their unborn children with unpayable debts in perpetuity rather than allowing a default and an exit from the disastrous single currency….end quote
The message is alternative currencies are flourishing when citizens seize the opportunity.
Germany is due to go cashless or part cashless by august this year. Since the introduction of the euro, 23 regional currencies started circulating within Germany, and 40 more are being developed to challenge the existing central banking system, to help develop local businesses and break away from dependence on the euro.
One of the largest used, and successful currency, is the Chiemgauer, used throughout the southern region of Germany.
“We want to promote local charities and connect local businesses, that’s our objective,” explained Christian Gelleri, the managing director of a regional currency called Chiemgauer and one of the minds behind an umbrella organization for regional currencies known as Regiogeld. He also told The New American in a telephone interview that he would like the world to have a serious discussion about money — what it is, what it should be, and where the system could be improved. “We want people to think about this more … participants of the alternative currencies want to change the money system,” he said….end quote
There are many advantages, especially in a finanvcial collapse, in that, in the region, people will still be able to trade, invest and generally have a thriving micro-economy. In turn with a network of these types of systems, then the people at grass roots level can develop their own micro-economies.
Another thriving currency is the Urmstromtaler, quote;
Another heavyweight in Germany’s regional currency movement also pointed out other advantages of using the alternative money systems in an interview with the BBC.
“We are supporting our regional economy and culture, which will benefit future generations.… We are fostering links with businesses in the whole region and through the contacts that we develop, we are supporting the domestic German market,” explained lawyer Frank Jansky, founder of a regional currency called Urstromtaler and also the director of the alternative currency umbrella organization Regiogeld, which has member groups in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Jansky told the BBC in the 2007 interview that even though the currency was in a “legal grey area” and authorities were monitoring the situation, it could be compared to similar schemes like airlines’ reward programs. But everything is done properly, he noted.”
In America, many states have taken their own initiatives to declare gold and silver as legal tender and there are yet more fledgeling currencies developing Examples such as Detroit “Cheers,” “BerkShares” in Massachusetts, and “Ithaca Hours” in New York. So-called digital gold currencies are also attracting more and more users. And an online currency system known as “BitCoin” has gained a tremendous following in a relatively short period of time.
So suffice to say that the existing financial system in the west is in self-destruct mode, people know and the innovation has begun in rejection. Whether “money” gets back to being “real” and how will the global financial system be replaced, we don’t have those answers yet, but at local community level, we do have alternatives.
Through the inhumanity of the austerity, that central banks want to place the yoke of slavery around their necks, the greek people have found a way of independence and taking back their freedom and this goes for all other citizens who seize the day. We have been *domesticated* like the pet dog, we live within the systems that have been intricately constructed by the elites which is a sham called democracy now being turned to slavery. We need to regain our keen sense of survival, like any wolf, we need to regain that awareness that has been partially/wholly eroded through domestication of mind body and soul. We need to recognise danger when we see it, are you awake?
This is a global conversation for freedom from bankster occupation.
just added part of the respected Daily Bell’s recent articlh
Monopoly fiat central banking is ITSELF the main source of instability in the world today and has been a growing problem ever since it was invented some 500 years ago.
Lately, thanks to what we call the Internet Reformation, the power of central banking is beginning to wane. Their manipulations are increasingly exposed and the negative effect of their “policies” is increasingly a matter for public debate.
What they DO fear, however, is that central banking may be done away with entirely. Monetary competition is likely what they fear most of all – the idea that society be free to create a variety of monies all used together and without central supervision.
Of course, the REAL reason for all this money printing is, over the long term, to crash and debase the financial vitality of the Western world generally. The power elite that wants to create global government believes that economic chaos must be implemented before a new, universal government and its money can emerge. This is apparently the plan in place now.
But it is one that is increasingly exposed. And the more the Internet’s alternative media exposes it, the more uncomfortable the plotters become. When they meet now, it’s probably to discuss damage control.
Monopoly, fiat central banking is a fairly brutal and simple process. People are tricked into feeling wealthy, capital is misapplied during the subsequent boom and eventually a bust comes along and the central bankers and their enablers and associates rush in to pick up the pieces.
Conclusion: But the trouble is that the Internet has exposed this process for all the world to see. And that’s a pretty brutal and simple process as well.
an excellent article with many good links’